An Ode to The Half Tuck

This tucking phenomena has been around for some time now, but so in love with this simple garment manipulation am I, that I just had to commend the trend and write an ode to the Half Tuck! In my humble opinion the half tuck is the perfect and most simple way to manipulate almost any garment worn on the upper body, be it a shirt, t-shirt, jumper or whatever else we might care to wear. Unlike say, the embellished collar trend, that's dependent on many factors; it requires a shirt with the perfect collar,  a statement necklace - the necklace needing to be the right size to sit perfectly between the front band and point spread of the collar and it has to do this without dishevelling it, the half tuck doesn't require nearly half as much technique. It's merely a tuck! Having said that, there are many ways to wear the tuck and many reasons to do so; Those...
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Inspired by the Fashion Spirit of the London Olympics 2012

The perfect way to adorn oneself in the spirit of the London 2012 Summer Olympics... Inspired by the Olympic Rings... by ayeshadandizette featuring Floor length skirt farfetch.com Tory burch wedge £185 - shopbop.com Leaf jewelry £6.42 - nbcuniversalstore.com Chanel watch £5,370 - watchesonnet.com Marc by Marc Jacobs rubber jewelry £27 - my-wardrobe.com Skull jewelry £200 - cultstatus.com.au Panacea hardware jewelry £15 - cusp.com Mango resin jewelry £18 - placedestendances.com Be charmed, stay inspired...x ...
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Inspired by Bangles: Relish to Embellish…

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Cecil Beaton quotes I am currently in the process of building my accessories collection. Although I continuously purchase new earrings and rings, I couldn't help but notice that my bangle collection has somewhat fallen by the waist side. Instead of creating a wonderful pile up of bangles and bracelets, cuffs and chains made of leather, metal and mesh. I find myself slipping on the same bangle each and every morning - with no attention to aesthetic creativity at all. I have come to notice that my bangle collection hasn't been updated with any statement pieces in (ashamedly so...) years. So I thought I'd share with you what's inspiring my journey to updating my bangle collection... Relish to Embellish... by ayeshadandizette featuring a cuff bangle There truly is an art to the perfect pile up,...
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Made For Rihanna – Miuccia Prada Red Hot Flame Heels!

We're all very accustomed to seeing the Made In Italy tag on an item of clothing as a seal of quality, or at least we were before Primark. But how about receiving a pair of shoes Made in Italy, made especially for you? Unfortunately I am not lucky enough to share with you how this might feel. Rihanna, on the other hand, can tell you exactly how this feels - in fact she did, via twitter to all of her 15,666, 319 followers. And no, the R on the sole of the shoe does not stand for 'Right Shoe'. Miuccia Prada, or at least the fashion houses' communication department, sent Rihanna her very own personalised pair of Prada's spring summer 2012's Red Hot Flame heels. I suppose the shoes are particularly appropriate for the hottest artist on the globe right now. And no doubt, now that Rihanna has tweeted, and tweeters have retweeted and bloggers have blogged, these shoes will be just...
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Live for Fashion, Die for Food…

Inspired by Dolce and Gabbana ss2012 and a hearty consumption of Domino's Two for Tuesdays... In spite of my efforts to sculpt my body, hula hooping to Andylouis's deep soulful house mixes on YouTube, just so I can wear midi skirt and crop top ensembles inspired by Dolce and Gabbana's spring summer collection, I am just so frikkin excited for Domino's Two for Tuesdays.  Live for fashion, die for food. x Bellissima! Be charmed, stay inspired. x  ...
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Bangles BoJangles

Wrist Divertissement... ...and Bangles in  Bojangles fashion... I somehow acquired the name of Bojangles a few years back as I would insist on clanging about my life with heavy bangles adorning my wrists right up to my elbows! I took the inspiration from J-Lo's video Get Right (I am now pausing my funky house playlist to search my I-tunes for the Get Right track). A friend and I would laze around my parents' front room watching MTV for endless hours, pausing, replaying and admriring the bangles that J-Lo showed off whilst gyrating herself on the bar in this particular video. The day our student loans landed in our accounts we headed to Selfridges costume jewellery department and bought an insurmountable number of bangles, sufficient enough to bangle ourselves up to our armpits total J-Lo style. For years it became my thing to wear bangles and if the blouse in question didn't reveal my bangle collection creeping up my arms, then I simply wouldn't wear said blouse! That's how I acclaimed the name...
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Coveted Collars…

The Perfect Collaring... The Perfect Black and Gold Ensemble. Gold Louis Vuitton Collar with Gold Chanel Chain Designers, stylists and fashion enthusiasts have been paying a particular  attention to the embellishment of shirt collars for some time now. However, it would appear that the trend has evolved, in typical fashion manner, and the collar has now graduated from being a mere aspect of a garment, that when accessorised appeared fashion savvy, to being an actual accessory in its very own right. Although the Peter Pan collar has been gracing the high streets with its presence for some time now, the rounded, almost cutesy collar climbed the ladder and reached critical claim amongst the fashion big wigs when Marc Jacobs designed his autumn/winter 2011-12 Louis Vuitton collection that featured a motif of the collar throughout the entire collection. Models walked the Louis Vuitton runway adorned in dresses, coats and blouses that appeared to have been designed with the Peter Pan collar as the leading stimulus. The collar is absolutely huge this season, literally, and walks hand in hand with yet another...
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Costume Jewellery

Last weekend I watched X Factor whilst tweeting, shoe shopping and searching for that one piece of jewellery that is going to heighten my wardrobe for the christmas period. Florence Welch belted out her wondrous, thick and sweet, powerful and angelic voice adorned in a particularly unique off-white dress.   The dress in itself was probably phenonomenal enough to write about, but it wasn't so much her dress that appealed to my own aesthetic tastes, it was the magnificent Art Deco embellishments that featured in the staging. I have been dying to purchase a pair of wonderful, dangling Art Deco inspired earrings for ages, but the fear that they'd only end up amidst the rest of my precious costume jewellery, that sits on shelves, in trinket boxes and overspilling vanity cases, looking pretty but with nowhere to wear them - I have always opted to save the money. It's pretty predictable of me to adore Art Deco design. All the opulence and drama, the glitz and glamour walk hand in hand...
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Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

 When Mary Quant named the ever rising skirt after her favourite car, the mini, no doubt she had foreseen the ambiguity of the term ‘mini’, in mini skirt. It wouldn’t have been absurd to assume that no matter how short the mini skirt rises, it will always have reference to it’s length or lack thereof, as opposed to this actual region of the female body. Low and behold, once yet again, followers of fashion have thrown caution to the wind and out with it has gone their dignity and in coming, the bandeau skirt (I prefer to call it the spandex skirt, it sounds more offensive). The bandeau skirt, just to be clear, should not be worn by women twenty one and over with; wide hips, a pronounced bum, a saggy bum, shapely thighs, cellulite, ample belly, bow legs or those lucky enough to possess a womanly shape. Imagine lycra stretched across the bottoms of the likes of Jenny Lo...
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Lanvin SS2010

Lanvin SS2010

Seriously Hot Intensely provocative, seriously sexy or femininely flirtatious, Alber Elbaz has created something enchantingly clever and aesthetically magnificent for every woman, wherever she spends the hotter months of the year. Inspired by strong and stylish Argentine women, lunching in a cafe in Argentina, the culmination of love, lust and life come together to create an anthology of ensembles perfect for the real woman. The show opened up with a black dress, slick hair pulled back in a hard pony tail, eyes dark and rocky in smokey black, the face bare and framed by a projecting structured, saucer like collar. The silhouette continuously transformed itself, from tailored a Le Smoking, leg o mutton, one shouldered, puffed sleeved, harem, tulip and bubble hemmed dresses and all-in-ones in a selection of jet blacks, powder and fuchsia pinks, soft peaches worn against nude and cappuccino colours. Draped and voluminous dresses billowed and fluttered, taking on a life of their own as the models breezed dreamily down the...
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